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Nienierza Angela

Angela Nienierza

Research assistant


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: A104
Phone: +49 89 2180-9430

Office hours:
by appointment only

Further Information

Studies of communication sciences, psychology and German language and literature at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz and the Università della Svizzera italiana (Swiss-European Mobility Programme). Topic of her master's thesis: "Maximum Credible Revaluation? A frame analysis of German press coverage about nuclear energy after the reactor accidents of Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011)". Working experience in the fields of journalism, public opinion research and as student assistant in various research projects at the IfP. Since April 2013 research assistant and doctoral student at the chair of Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinemann. From 2016 to 2018 collaborator of the project "Concealed Extremism, Open Hate? Adolescent's Perception and Evaluation of Extremist Online-Messages" (funded by the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia). In her dissertation project she is investigating the existence and development of echo chambers in digital information environments.
In addition to her activities in research and teaching, she regularly lectures on the topics of hate speech and right-wing extremism in social media and worked as a consultant for political education and extremism prevention at the Bavarian State Agency for Civic Education (Bayerische Landeszentrale für politische Bildungsarbeit).

Research topics

Political communication and news use in social media, public opinion, selective exposure and computational methods to capture algorithmically curated information environments.

Publications and conference talks